Friday, December 28, 2012

Coming Up in 2013

Happy New Year! 2013 will be a very busy year at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. We have a lot of great events planned, and this blog post will give you a little taste for our plans. All of our events this year are free of charge!

One event we hope you've heard about already is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, when HRNM will host "Brick by Brick: LEGO Shipbuilding." This is our second year for this Lego Shipbuilding program, and we promise this event will be better than ever. It's for both kids and adults, and we're asking people to bring their own ships to enter in our contest (ages 4+). More details can be found in this blog post.

Other events for 2013 include a military family day at HRNM and Nauticus, where admission to the battleship and Nauticus will be free for military families with ID! This event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13. In addition to the free admission, we'll also be doing a lot of fun crafts and activities for families at HRNM.

In mid-June, we'll be hosting "You Sank My Battleship!", a family fun evening about Navy board games and video games. Come to HRNM to play some of the old-standbys, including Battleship, and also get the chance to participate in Navy-related video games. You and your kids could win lots of great prizes during this free event on June 19, which will run from 6-8pm.

Finally, one of our biggest events of 2013 will be Civil War Navy Day at HRNM, scheduled for Tuesday, September 17. The Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission's HistoryMobile will be here at HRNM for visitors to see, HRNM staff will be running fun activities, tours, and interactive programs about the Civil War Navy all day, and at 6pm, Dr. James McPherson will speak about his new book, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865. McPherson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and emeritus professor of history at Princeton University, will also be available for a book-signing after his talk. This event is also free, and is co-sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Navy League.

As you can see, we have a lot going on in 2013. This blog post just gives the basic information, so save these dates and keep an eye out for more information as we get closer to each of these events. Visit our Facebook page or contact us at for additional information about any of our upcoming events. Hope to see you at HRNM in 2013!

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